The American model Vanessa Laine Bryant is the widow of former NBA star Kobe Bryant and the mother of his children. They got married in January 2020 until his death.
She was born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta on May 5, 1982, in California, USA to mother Sofia Laine while the name of her biological father is not shared. When she was 3 years old her parents got apart. She has an older sister name, Sophie.
Vanessa Laine Bryant took her step-father Stephen Laine’s last name Laine even though he never legally adopted her. Her ethnicity is Mexican, Irish, English, German and holds American citizenship.
For education she attended Marina High School and finished high school through independent study, to avoid media publicity amid her marriage to Kobe Bryant just at age 17. She graduated in 2000.
Initially, she was a varsity cheerleader at St. Boniface Parochial School. Further, she worked as a model as well as a dancer.
She made an appearance on a music video for Tha Eastsidaz’s song G’d Up. Snoop Dogg, Tray Deee, and Goldie Loc are the former members of Tha Eastsidaz.
Her estimated net worth is around $600 million but her salary and income are still under review.
Vanessa happily marries women. She met NBA star Kobe Bryant when she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up”. The couple got to engage in May 2000 and married on April 18, 2001, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church without any prenuptial agreement.
She legally changed her name to Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta Marie Laine Bryant, after marriage. Kobe Bryant was just 21 years old while Vanessa Laine Bryant was 17 years old when they married.
The couple was blessed with four children- daughters Natalia Diamante (born January 19, 2003), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (May 1, 2006), Bianka Bella Bryant (December 5, 2016), Capri Kobe Bryant (born June 20, 2019).
In December 2011 Laine had filed for divorce. However 2 years later, in January 2013, the couple had announced their engagement.
Unfortunately, on January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California Calabasas, California. Seven others also got the report to be dead in the crash. Kobe and his daughter were heading towards Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.
She has a height of 5 ft. 5 inches and weighs 60 kg. Vanessa has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her body measurement is 36-27-37 inches and 36C.
She is active with over 1.4 million followers but seems to be absent from Twitter, and Facebook.
Photo source: Los Angeles Times